This Chevy Impala caught my attention. Excellent condition, gorgeous color. Somebody loves this car!
These kids were having a great time in the park! Yeehaw!
Codi, Laura and I went to the Oregon Zoo again this weekend. Laura hadn’t been there in nearly 10 years! Between the three of us, we took over 350 photos! We had a really good time. =)
Siberian tigers posing for the camera!
Siberian tigers play fighting. The female ran up behind the male and jumped on him. It was really cool! Those tigers can move very quickly!
Here’s Codi in an old Land Rover!
We spotted a peacock on the way back from seeing the wolves. He got very close to us.
This rhino rarely looks at the people visiting him.
This is the kind of face that could keep me out of the forest. Woo!
This too! Zoiks!
Is this a dorky hat or what?! People buy these!
Pretty butterfly photographed by Codi.
Baby elephants were roaming around, blowing water on each other and eating hay.
I really don’t like monkeys (at all!), but I had to take this picture. Too funny – monkey butt maintenance…
Laura and Codi just outside the entrance to the Alaskan Tundra section.
Laura in the trellace outside the butterfly tent.
Laura took this picture of Codi and me.
Odd looking flowers in the butterfly tent.
The three of us got butterfly tent stamps!
Very cool tropical flower found near the elephant area.
This is the Oregon Zoo train that goes all through the zoo property and through the surrounding forests. It’s fun riding the train!
Bald eagle flying right over our heads…
Sea lions playing and chasing each other. One would bite the other, then a chase would begin.
I’ve gone out to Argyle Winery three times this week! I brought my camera equipment each time, but never got a chance to take photos. Finally, today I took 96 pictures. Here are a few for sharing:
Gorgeous flowers surrounding the main building of the winery.
I followed this bee for a while. He finally held still long enough for a shot.
Birch trees are one of my favorites. I used to peel the bark as a child and write notes on it. I once sent a letter to someone written on birch bark.
I’m not sure what kind of flower this is, but it’s pretty.
The wine house is haunted by a ghost – her name is Lena. The last time I was there, I was sitting alone at a desk and a calculator turned on and started spitting out tape all by itself! The tape had the characters 0*> twelve times in a row. (Maybe Lena had something to do with it! If so, what does 0*> mean?)
This is the Nuthouse – an old hazelnut processing plant that was later turned into part of the winery where wine is made and bottled. Argyle is going to be releasing a new Nuthouse wine in late August. I’m excited!
Here’s the front door of the winery & tasting room.
A south-eastern view of the winery. This building is under re-construction right now. It’s being tripled in space. The tasting room is going to be massive, and gorgeous! I saw the unfinished layout this afternoon and I am quite impressed!
A view of Mt. Hood from the Knudsen vineyard.
Some young grapes hiding in the shade. I tasted one of the grapes… very sour at this point! In a couple months, though, these grapes are going to be some of the best in Oregon!
Staring down one of the rows of vines…